Choo Choo - are you ready to head on over to the Alberta Railway Museum for a day of locomotive fun! We certainly are!
The Alberta Railway Museum is perfect for those kids who just love train, engines, or BIG things! The museum features a collection of pretty cool vintage locomotives, which kids can actually get face to face with! The equipment is from the Canadian National Railways, and the Northern Alberta Railways, as well as the short lines and industrial railways - so there is quite a collection!
The collection has been restored, or is in the process of being restored, so kids can see the process too. It's not easy!
The main emphasis is on the cars and locomotives, but they also have some special interest exhibits too! The museum actually replicated a small terminal too, with a station, and even a water tank and shops, so even the building itself is living history!
But a railway museum that doesn't offer train rides? Oh wait...it does! The Alberta Railway Museum On certain days, you can experience an actual train ride where kids can put on their conductor hats and ride full trains, or speedier trains, depending on what is running. You even get an interpretive narrative by the conductor to tell you all about the trains and the history!
Did you know that the Alberta Railway Museum is the third latest in the entire country, and the LARGEST in Alberta? Pretty cool!
So why not choo choo choose the Alberta Railway Museum for your next family day out!